Holidays at Houston Area Women’s Center

Ellen was proud to one of many volunteers who participated in the Center's annual Holiday Gift Express!

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Principled Community Servant

Ellen was pleased to honor Shawn Raymond for his decade of invaluable service on the board of the Houston Area Women's Center.

Shawn Raymond

Help Us, Help You Prevent Bullying

There are three types of bullying that parents should know about: physical, emotional and cyberbullying.

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No Bullying

New City Policy Promotes Fiscal Responsibility

Strengthened financial reserves and increased transparency are highlights of new policies approved by Council.

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Dec. 16, 2014City of Houston

Houston health department first in state, second large city to attain national accreditation

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) is now the first health department in Texas and the second in a large U.S. city to earn national accreditation.

HDHHS announced today it achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s Tribal, state, local and territorial public health departments. Continue Reading »

Dec. 16, 2014Houston Public Media

Council Members Vow To Pull Proposed TIRZ Annexation

Should the Midtown TIRZ, or Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, be expanded into parts of Montrose and the Museum District?

That’s what a series of public meetings aims to determine.

Houston currently has 25 such zones designed to attract new development by funneling taxes into those areas. Continue Reading »

Dec. 11, 2014Office of Rep. Ellen Cohen

Public Meeting: Proposed TIRZ Expansion

A proposal has come before Council to expand Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) #2 to include portions of District C’s Montrose and Museum District neighborhoods (map). In contrast to a management district, a TIRZ does not involve new taxes for businesses. Rather, a TIRZ changes how property taxes from commercial properties are allocated by using them for projects within the TIRZ boundaries. Continue Reading »

Dec. 10, 2014City of Houston

Help Us, Help You Prevent Bullying

HPD is asking for your help in fighting bullying among kids.

HPD Senior Police Officer Joe Sanchez says there are three types of bullying that parents should know about:  physical, emotional and cyberbullying. Continue Reading »